Our favourite beaches
Yorkshire has beautiful beaches to explore, whether you're holidaying with family or friends, with a pet or with your surfboard, Yorkshire's coastline offers the ideal escape. With a heatwave on the way, here are a few of our favourite spots for sun, sand and sea...
One of our favourite things to do on the Yorkshire coast is to enjoy lunch with a view in one of Sandsend's little cafes before enjoying a stroll along the sands to Whitby. This wonderful sandy beach is dog friendly all year round and is popular with surfers. The kids will love the little beck here and I have lots of fond memories of time spent here enjoying the water in a little dingy.
Now when you think of Yorkshire I'm sure many don't picture Runswick Bay's gorgeous beach- surely one of the prettiest beaches along our coastline. It's a great stop if you're enjoying the Cleveland Way walk along the clifftops and a walk down the hill through the charming village is rewarded by a stunning sandy beach ideal for rafting, surfing or even just a spot of sunbathing...lovely.
This 5 mile stretch of sands is considered one of the best beaches in the UK. The far-reaching golden sands are perfect for sandcastles, kiteflying or walks and the promenade offers traditional seaside fun: think penny arcades, Mr Whippy ice cream and wonderfully kitsch trinket shops.
Boggle Hole, and it's more famous neighbour Robin Hood's Bay, may be a little more off the beaten track but offer hours of fun searching the pebbles and rockpools for fossils and evidence of Yorkshire's Jurassic past. Explore these areas as part of the Cleveland Way walk along the coastline before settling down for a picnic or a pint in one of Robin Hood's Bays pubs.